Tokina 17mm F3.5 AT-X 17 AF A-mount lens review by eLCee

reviewer#8213 date: Nov-8-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAM 18-55
Min 50 1.7
price paid:
positive:build quality
negative:build in hood
comment:I found this lens used in quite a good condition, i lacked a really wide lens for the APS format and for the price i couldn't resist.

The lens is fairly sharp, distortion is noticeable on APS but not to bad (somewhere between 4 points and 3). I can live with the build in hood, but the lens is fairly lage "with the hood" unlike my minolta and sony primes.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.64
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.53 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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